|Not the actual turtle, but you get the idea.|
Of course, he peed on me, and of course, I got a look of "What is that crazy girl doing?" from a guy cycling by, but I am happy to report both the turtle and I made it safely across the street. After I turned around and headed back there was no trace of him so I consider it a success.
It wasn't until after he was safely across the road that I thought, "Uh, I hope that wasn't a snapping turtle!"